Sep
15
to Sep 16

TI! TI! TI! NO ITS LAKE MERITT

  • Lake Merritt Boulevard Oakland, CA United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

C'mon get it right... 

This will be the 3rd year the annual Nor Cal International Dragon Boat Race held at Lake Merritt, Oakland, California! And the 23rd annual race! 

A short bart ride there, and a 15-20 min walk to the race site! Shuttles will be provided from specific locations. 

We hope to see all your beautiful faces out there! 

PSST! You can get a free t shirt if you volunteer! 

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Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

August Women's Series: Happy Hour with CEO

All women's events are subject to change! Please follow us on Facebook for more up to date events and news!

Ripple Effect is having a women's event almost every month as women empowerment series! 

in August, we are having a special one! I would try to attend this one as it'll be super interesting! Grab drinks, maybe some snacks and just chat with women CEO! 

DATE, TIME, and LOCATION TBD. Most likely at a bar in San Francisco, so you must be 21+ (sorry kiddos, let us know if you do want to attend, we'll make another event for all ages!)

If you plan to join, please give us a heads up either on our Facebook page messanger , or shoot us an email at hello@ripplesf.org or just at the contact us page! 

#theFutureisFemale

We hope to see you there! 

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Jul
28
8:00 AM08:00

TO THE BEACHES IN HAWAII

Does this count as an international race? :D

Anywho, we'll be in Hawaii at Ala Moana for the capture the flag race! http://www.dragonboathawaii.com/

No worries tho, not everyone is going so if you want to come out to practice, let us know! We still meet at our usual spot, and time. See Practice tab for more info! 

Or message us on Facebook if you're confused

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Jul
22
4:00 PM16:00

Women's Self Defense!

All women's events are subject to change! Please follow us on Facebook for more up to date events and news!

Ripple Effect is having a women's event almost every month as women empowerment series! 

FREEEEEEE SELF DEFENSE CLASS!!!!!     Space is limited so RSVP now! 

Men are welcome to join to help hold punching bags 

See you there! <3 Let us know if you have any questions! 

 

 

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Jul
8
2:00 PM14:00

July Women's Series: Self Defense

All women's events are subject to change! Please follow us on Facebook for more up to date events and news!

Ripple Effect is having a women's event almost every month as women empowerment series! 

Have you ever wanted to learn how to protect yourself in case someone attacks you, or just for emergencies and not just panic and run?! For the Month of JULY, we are having a self defense class! It was a HIT in the past, so we're bring it back! 

Location and time currently TBD.

If you plan to join, please give us a heads up either on our Facebook page messanger , or shoot us an email at hello@ripplesf.org or just at the contact us page! 

#theFutureisFemale

We hope to see you there! 

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May
13
9:00 AM09:00

May Women's Series: Mother's Day Walk in Golden Gate Park

All women's events are subject to change! Please follow us on Facebook for more up to date events and news!

Ripple Effect is having a women's event almost every month as women empowerment series! 

For the Month of May, we are having a Mother's Day walk in Golden Gate Park. Bring your momma out for some light exercise in the fresh air! If you plan to join, please give us a heads up either on our Facebook page messanger , or shoot us an email at hello@ripplesf.org or just at the contact us page! 

#theFutureisFemale

We hope to see you there! 

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Apr
29
8:00 AM08:00

April 29 REGIONAL REGATTA @ LAKE MERCED, SAN FRANCISCO

RACE DAY RACE DAY RACE DAY RACE DAY RACE DAY RACE DAY RACE DAY RACE DAY RACE DAY RACE DAY RACE DAY RACE DAY RACE DAY RACE DAY RACE DAY

Come out and support us! All day event! Find us in ORANGE! 

Everyone is invited! All ages! Come! if you can find me in the panda hat, I'll give you a prize! Maybe.... but come out! Dont be a couch potato. But fries are amazing...

Regional Regatta FB Invite

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Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Tipsy Fundraiser

Need a break after a long week of work or finishing up that last college paper to graduate? Come out for a drink! Bartended by our very own member! All tips will go directly to our Dragon Boat team! 

There's also going to be a raffle! I hear the prizes will be amazing! Might be limited edition too! Only one way to find out! Go RSVP and go tell your mail man! 

https://tonicbar-sf.com/

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Jan
21
3:00 PM15:00

Kick Off Meeting!

Come learn more about the team with 20% Off at Sports Basement! RSVP HERE! 

Learn about who we are, who's behind this website, and the races we'll be competing at this year! Only one way to find out! 

Did I mention 20% OFF AT SPORTS BASEMENT? ONE DAY ONLY. But you gotta attend, c'mon... I know what you're thinking :|

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Dec
3
7:55 AM07:55

Women's Workout and Brunch

RSVP here - We are hosting a free women's workout session at our partner gym, Fitness Therapy, followed by breakfast and bonding at 9am. Invite your female Ripple and non-Ripple friends now as space is limited to 15 people. 

To ALL of our members, please share this event with your female friends and follow up with them so that they can challenge themselves with this opportunity to try something new for free!

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Sep
23
to Sep 24

2017 Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival

  • Lake Merritt Boulevard Oakland, CA United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come on out and join us for a weekend of good, hard racing during the 22nd Annual Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival (NCIDBF) on September 23 & 24, 2017. This will be our second year at the festival’s new home at sunny Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA. If you missed out on joining us last year, here is some aerial footage of the Festival by Sky High Oakland at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9URrMD_zznY&feature=youtu.be.

This international dragon boat festival hosts teams from all around the world and features vendors and performers all weekend long. Check out more information at the festival's website: http://www.sfdragonboat.com/.

What: Two days of 500m races, in mixed, women's and open divisions
When: Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 25
Where: Lake Merritt, Oakland
Who: YOU!

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Aug
16
to Aug 19

Mori Point Hike

After our morning water practice, we will be hiking at Mori Point!

Where: Mori Point Trail, Mori Point Rd, Pacifica, CA 94044
Distance: 4.1 mile loop (moderate, but there are many other trails too)
Parking: Enter "Mori Point Parking Lot" for the lot, or "Loyal Order of Moose" for street parking, or Pacifica Pier

More info:
http://parksconservancy.org/visit/park-sites/mori-point.html
http://www.parksconservancy.org/assets/visit-your-parks/pdfs/mori-point-trail-map.pdf (map)
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mori-point-trail

 

 

 

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Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

Ripple Effect Newbie Day

  • 1 Harding Road San Francisco, CA, 94132 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We're hosting a day dedicated to brand new and novice paddlers to give them a chance to get some dragon boat experience on a competitive/recreational team. Please invite all your friends and share this with anyone who may be interested in giving this fun and healthy lifestyle a try!

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Jun
24
to Jun 25

Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival

  • False Creek Vancouver, BC Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This race is a favo(U)rite for our team and we are excited to go back this year. It is the largest dragon boat race in North America, with teams competing from all over the world. It is a great opportunity to meet paddlers from other teams, exchange jerseys and get to know your teammates even better.

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Jun
18
5:00 PM17:00

Self-defense Class pt. 2

Hapkido USA of San Francisco is offering Ripple Effect members another free self-defense class! In this session, Jerry will be teaching students how to defend themselves against attackers and escape threatening situations. He will dressed in a full-body, padded suit to take punches and kicks from students. We are also in need of volunteers to pretend to be attackers by holding punching bags.

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Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

Tipsy Fundraiser

Everyone’s favorite fundraiser is back! Where else can you grab some drinks from our Ripple Effect guest bartenders and raise money for our team? Everyone 21+ is welcome so invite your friends, coworkers, family, and teammates. The more the merrier! There will also be a raffle with awesome prizes and we’ll be revealing our Ripple guest bartenders soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

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Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

First Water Practice of 2017!

  • 1 Harding Road San Francisco, CA, 94132 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Calling all experienced and aspiring paddlers! Do you have a new year's resolution to get in shape, meet new friends, or train yourself mentally? Are you a seasoned paddler itching to get back into a boat with your teammates again? Look no further because the new year means a new dragon boat season, and we're excited to be hosting our first water practice of 2017! See you on the water!

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RFX Newbie Day
Oct
22
10:00 AM10:00

RFX Newbie Day

Calling all aspiring paddlers! Ripple Effect is hosting a newbie day!

Did you paddle on a Corporate Team at Lake Merritt or Treasure Island and want to see what it's like on an adult team? Have your friends starting turning in early on weekend nights because they have to get up early to go Lake Merced and you want to see what all the fuss is about? Do you think dragon boat is the same as crew and you can't understand why your coworker sighs loudly whenever you ask her/him about "rowing"?

Well, you're in luck! We're hosting a special day dedicated to brand new and novice paddlers, to give them a chance to get some (or some more) dragon boat experience. We'll hold this during our regularly scheduled practice, so we should be able to have a newbie boat practicing alongside our veteran boat, focusing on technique and the fundamentals and then maybe we'll swap people around for some fun paddling activities.

Day-of info:
10:00AM - 10:30AM: Welcome and stretching
10:30AM - 12:00PM: Practice on the water
12:00PM - 12:15PM: Debrief
12:30 PM onward: Optional lunch with the team! (We'll pick a spot nearby.)

Here's a checklist of things to keep in mind for practice:

  1. Make sure to wear clothes that you won't be uncomfortable in if they get wet (usually dry fit athletic gear is good)
  2. Bring a change of clothing for after
  3. In terms of shoes, most people wear flip-flops or water shoes. You can also go barefoot. It's up to you, but your feet will get wet
  4. Bring a bottle of water to keep hydrated throughout practice
  5. Eat breakfast or something light before you come
  6. Have fun
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Nor Cal Intl Dragon Boat Festival
Sep
17
to Sep 18

Nor Cal Intl Dragon Boat Festival

New location, new name. The race has moved from Treasure Island to Lake Merritt in Oakland, but that doesn't change anything. It is one of the biggest dragon boat festival is the United States, attracting teams from all over to compete. This is the last race of the season for us so it's time to show off all the hard work you've put into this sport.

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Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival
Jul
30
to Jul 31

Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival

Long Beach will be our official away race. When else do you get to lounge on the beach while watching dragon boat races that are mere feet away AND get to hang with some of the coolest paddlers around: our sister team, Space Dragons! Not to mention we haven't been to this location in a few years, so it's an extra-special treat.

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CDBA Sprints
Jul
10
6:00 AM06:00

CDBA Sprints

Another local race in the East Bay at Alameda Point. The distance is only 250m, half of a normal race, but that doesn't mean it'll be easy. With a shorter distance, it will require more intensity as we speed towards the finish.

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